The Ethics of Inquiry in Social Science: Three Lectures by J.A. Barnes

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212f. 38. : Thick and Thin. Moral Argument at Home and Abroad. Notre Dame University Press, Notre Dame, 6th reprint 2011, p. 5. 39. To make things even more complicated but also more realistic, one has to acknowledge that different time horizons also play a significant role in what looks to be the right thing to do. Determining, for example, what is in the public interest (as opposed to what is assumed to be) will vary significantly, depending on whether short-term interests are given precedence over long-term interests.

M. Leisinger 33. : The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits. In New York Times Magazine, September 13, 1970, p. html). 34. For Fukuyama’s definition of “culture,” see Fukuyama, op. cit. note 19, p. 34. To a certain extent, normative differences are also a function of the socioeconomic stage of development: The Edelman and GlobeScan polls show significantly higher trust in the business sector and government in emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil. 35. Even learning happens most often in a biased context: our memory is selective; we tend to remember behaviors that support our self-image and conveniently forget those that do not, and we are masters at deflecting the blame.

Die Macht. Grünewald/Schöningh, Mainz/ Würzburg, 1986, p. 56. Part II Responsibility as a Key Concept of Ethics Chapter 3 Shareholder Primacy as an Impediment to Corporate Social Responsibility David Rönnegard and N. Craig Smith Introduction The Shareholder Primacy Norm (SPN) is the part of a manager’s legal fiduciary duty that requires managers and company directors to make decisions on behalf of the corporation which further the interests of shareholders. It has been treated as a major obstacle to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) because it is said to hinder managers from considering the interests of other corporate stakeholders besides shareholders (Boatright 1994; Campbell 2007; Dodd 1932; Evan and Freeman 2003; Hinkley 2002; Phillips et al.

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